Not all insurance agents are the same! Choosing the right one can make a big difference – in price, service, and value.
With other agencies, you get one company that sells one brand of insurance. With an independent insurance agent, you get choices. Why? Because independent insurance agencies, like South Winn Insurance, represent multiple brands, and can compare coverage and prices to find the best possible value for your individual circumstances.
As independent agents, we are members of the community, and we are committed to doing business face-to-face and being your advocate in times of need.
We work for you when you have a claim. We are not beholden to any one company. This means you don’t have to change agencies as your insurance and service needs change. We are your consultants, working with you as you determine your needs. We are value-hunters who look after your pocketbook in finding the best combination of price, coverage, and service. We offer one-stop shopping for a full range of products, including home, renters, auto, business, life and health.
We can periodically review your coverage to keep up with your changing insurance needs. We are committed to customer satisfaction – it’s the key to our livelihood. We treat you like a person, not a number.
There is a difference. To find out how an independent insurance agent can help you find the right insurance coverage, please contact us today.
In the early years, South Winn Insurance was operated by Adrian Smith out of the old Iowa State Bank Building in Calmar. Around 1976, Adrian moved the business to 105 S Maryville. This building had previously been occupied by the Post Office, then later People’s Natural Gas. The business was purchased in 1986 by Larry Huinker and Gerald Lynch and incorporated in the name of South Winn Insurance Services Ltd. In 1989, Lauer & Lauer Insurance Agency Ltd. purchased the business and kept the newly incorporated name. An adjacent building that once housed the Home Cafe was remodeled in 1993 to add office space. Mary McEnaney purchased South Winn Insurance Services Ltd. in 2001 and operated the business out of the S Maryville location until 2012. At that time, Mary acquired the building at 118 E Main St in Calmar, which had previously housed businesses such as Bucheit Feed Supply, Bucheit’s Grocery, offices for Area I Vocational-Technical School and the D & D Department Store. The first floor of the building was remodeled into offices, a conference room and break room, providing much needed space for the growing business.